Marie shows she cares
Marie is very involved with children and literacy. In October
of 1997, Lisa Marie, along with friend and fellow Memphian
Isaac Hayes, opened the Literacy, Education and Ability Program
(LEAP). LEAP is a free program for children and people of
all ages in Memphis, Tennessee.
provides effective educational services and materials that
help people learn how to learn and study effectively and thereby
have the ability to achieve their goals and realize their
full potential. LEAP provides effective learning tools, known
as Hubbard Study Technology.
Technology is based on break-through research by author/educator
L. Ron Hubbard, which enables the student to isolate and repair
his areas of learning difficulty such that he can effectively
learn and apply what he learns. Application of these study
techniques gives the student the ability to improve his own
education and re-instills in him/her a love for learning.
addition, LEAP (Literacy, Education and Ability Program) increases
the literacy rate of its students by resolving earlier literacy
problems and putting in the basics to an easy understanding
of the English language, including phonics and grammar.
began as grass roots program helpings hundreds of students
in Memphis achieve a better education. In 2002, LEAP became
authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as
a post-secondary school to train teachers and tutors in Study
Technology. LEAP became a full Applied Scholastics® non-profit
school, offering an after-school tutoring program for youth.
courses use a step-by-step, self paced approach to learning
that combines theory with practical exercises. The objectives
of The Literacy, Education and Ability Program (LEAP) are
to increase the learning potential of all students in the
community as well as the effectiveness of our school's teachers
in order to ensure the success of our future generations.
is seeking donations to expand its services to the youth in
Memphis and the mid-South. LEAP is a charitable organization
under section 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible.
to contact LEAP
Source: Lisa Marie Presley